We’re all recreating and perfecting classic recipes we grew up with, and the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie is as classic as ever. We sometimes wonder if grown-ups are trying to trick us into eating healthy oatmeal, but we’ve grown up and learned that oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were never meant to be healthy. They are just plain delicious! The added texture of the oatmeal turns your typical plain chocolate chip cookie into an amazing cookie. Don’t confuse these Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They’re even more decadent, and the chocolate pairs perfectly with the chewy oatmeal! We also sneak in a dash of vanilla and cinnamon, which bring out the natural flavor of the oats and add a touch of sweetness. Another secret? brown sugar! It adds caramel and an almost toffee-like flavor to the recipe, giving you the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever.
We love using quick oats in our chocolate oatmeal cookie recipes since we often have oats on hand. You can also substitute them with regular rolled oats. Both options work great in this recipe!
As mentioned, the brown sugar in this recipe really makes it stand out. We love using it in cookie recipes for its rich and tangy flavor. That said, the combination of white and brown sugar in this recipe will give your cookies a very chewy texture. You will definitely want to use both instead of just granulated sugar!
They wouldn’t be the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips, right? ! We use regular milk chocolate in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite: milk, dark or white chocolate!
Do I have to use cinnamon?
We personally love adding cinnamon to this Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie recipe! We love the way the slightly spicy flavors combine with the vanilla, brown sugar, and oats. However, if you don’t like cinnamon, it’s completely optional.
What else can I add to my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?
Raisins in oatmeal cookies are another traditional cookie. If you prefer raisins to chocolate, use them instead. You can even use raisins and chocolate together for fun effects! You can also add nuts if you like. We highly recommend adding chopped pecans or walnuts to your chocolate oatmeal cookies. If you don’t like nuts or have allergies, you can definitely leave them out.
Can I double this recipe?
Absolutely! Cookie recipes are often easily doubled. This recipe makes about 20 to 24 cookies, depending on the size of cookies you make. Just double all ingredients for about 48 cookies. You will need to work in batches or use 4 baking sheets.
cooking time modification
If you want crispier cookies, bake for 14 minutes. If you like chewy cookies that stick together, bake for 10 minutes. For perfectly crispy rings on the outside and a soft center, bake for 12 minutes. One of the reasons this is one of the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipes is that you can really make your own!